Vide notification No. 1/2018-Customs (SG), dated the 30th July, 2018, safeguard duty has been imposed on Solar cells whether or not assembled in modules or panels falling under subheading 8541 or tariff item 8541 40 11 of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 at specified rates for a period of two years.
Reference is drawn to the Circular 33/2016- Customs dated 22.7.2016 as amended. The Indian AEO Programme is governed by this circular. Multiple suggestions have been received from various field formations, wherein it has been emphasised that the compliance requirements for AEO T1 are not commensurate with the benefits allowed to AEO T1 entities.
Notification No. 15/2018-Customs (N.T./CAA/DRI) Director General, Revenue Intelligence, hereby appoints officers mentioned in column (5) of the Table below to act as a common adjudicating authority to exercise the powers and discharge the duties conferred or imposed on officers mentioned in column (4) of the said Table in respect of noticees mentioned in column (2) of the said Table for the purpose of adjudication of show cause notices mentioned in column (3) of the said Table, namely:-
Notification No. 14/2018-Customs (N.T./CAA/DRI) Director General, Revenue Intelligence, hereby appoints officers mentioned in column (5) of the Table below to act as a common adjudicating authority to exercise the powers and discharge the duties conferred or imposed on officers mentioned in column (4) of the said Table in respect of noticees mentioned in column (2) of the said Table for the purpose of adjudication of show cause notices mentioned in column (3) of the said Table, namely:-
Rainfall deficiency has increased: August started on a weak note with rainfall deviation rising to -10% of normal as of 8 August from -6% of normal at the end of July. A major part of this increase in deficiency is led by lower rainfall in parts of North West and Central India in recent days (rainfall deficiency has increased to - 4% in NW and -5% in Central India).
The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested 19 accused (6 Customs official & 13 private persons) including an Assistant Commissioner, Superintendents, Inspectors, private persons(including Sri Lankan Nationals) in a case related to alleged bribery and smuggling of goods.
CBIC has decided that following standard operating procedure will henceforth be followed for the expeditious discharge of bonds executed by the nominated agencies/ banks under Notification no. 57/2000-Customs dated 08.05.2000, while importing gold for the purpose of export of gold jewellery/ articles vide Circular No. 25/2018-Customs Dated: 8th August, 2018.
CBIC further amends notification No. 82/2017-customs dated 27th October 2017, to increase Ad-valorem component of BCD from 10% to 20% on 328 tariff lines of carpets, apparels and other textile products vide Notification No. 58/2018-Customs Dated: 7th August, 2018
CBIC Seeks to prescribe effective rate of customs duty on Screw or SIM socket / other mechanical items (metal) for cellular mobile phone vide Notification No.57/2018-Customs Dated: 7th August, 2018
CBIC appoints Common Adjudicating Authority vide Notification No. 13/2018-Customs (N.T./CAA/DRI) for M/s Transformers & Rectifiers (India) Pvt. Ltd, M/s Elmon Systems Pvt. Ltd. etc.
CBIC notifies Commissioner of Central Excise and Central Tax, Aizawl, Dimapur and Imphal as officer of Customs and assigns the said officers of Customs to function as Commissioner of Customs (Appeals), Kolkata vide Notification No. 70/2018-Customs (NT) dated 3rd August, 2018.
SEBI notifies Courier Imports and Exports (Electronic Declaration and Processing) Amendment Regulations, 2018 vide Notification No. 69/2018-Customs (N.T.) dated 3rd August, 2018
These regulations may be called Courier Imports and Exports (Clearance) Amendment Regulations, 2018 as notified by Notification No. 68/2018-Customs (N.T.) dated 3rd August, 2018
Notification No. 38/2018-Customs (ADD) Whereas, the designated authority vide initiation notification No. 7/15/2018-DGAD, dated the 3rd May, 2018, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 3rd May, 2018, has initiated review in terms of sub-section (5) of section 9A of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975) (hereinafter referred to as the said Customs Tariff Act)
Customs Rate of Exchange of Foreign Currency Conversion wef 03.08.2018 notified vide Notification No. 67/2018 – Customs (N.T.) dated 2nd August, 2018
Postponement in the date for mandatory RFID sealing in case of movement of goods under warehousing bond. CBIC has decided to extend the date to 1st October, 2018
Tariff Notification No. 66/2018-CUSTOMS (N.T.) in respect of Fixation of Tariff Value of Edible Oils, Brass Scrap, Poppy Seeds, Areca Nut, Gold and Sliver
On the basis of an assessment of the current and evolving macroeconomic situation at its meeting today, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to: increase the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) by 25 basis points to 6.5 per cent. Consequently, the reverse repo rate under the LAF stands adjusted to 6.25 per cent, and the marginal standing facility (MSF) rate and the Bank Rate to 6.75 per cent.
Today’s policy decision suggests that the RBI seems to be taking a long term view on inflation rather than remaining purely data dependent. The discussion on the possible increase in inflation early next year (Estimate of Q1 2019-20 to 5%) as well the assertion that policy rate changes impact the real economy with a lag (with a shorter lag in transmitting to lending rates) corroborates this
(1) Exemption notification should be interpreted strictly; the burden of proving applicability would be on the assessee to show that his case comes within the parameters of the exemption clause or exemption notification.